Thursday, October 6, 2022

Chances for Children Toy Drive

Chances for Children’s Christmas Toy Drive Starts Dec. 7th

Celebrating its 20th year of serving children, Chances for Children (CFC) will be conducting its annual Christmas Toy Drive from Dec. 7th through the holidays to benefit homeless families from Father Joe’s Villages, where some 200 children are under twelve years of age. Oscar Labiano, Father Joe’s Director of Business Operations, states that CFC’s Toy Drive, “helps support the children of our Village and helps brighten up their holidays with the gifts that are donated.” Your donations of new, unwrapped gifts, games, and toys will be distributed to the families at Father Joe’s.

From left: Fr. Joe’s Dir. of Bus. Operations Oscar Labiano, FF/Paramedic Jon Feliciano, Fr. Joe’s Exec. Asst. Gena Mayor, Engr. Brian Clark, Fire Chief Mike Blood, Elf (Mia Carpenter), Mrs. Clause (Bonnie Carpenter), Capt. Jason Clements, Kathie Parish (CFC), Bt. Chief Bill Toon, Capt. Darren Hall, FF/Paramedic Nate Ramos, CFC Co-President Molly Korson, Engr. Eric Hingeley, FF/Paramedic Brian Standing. Photo: Lamarshell Karnas
From left: Fr. Joe’s Dir. of Bus. Operations Oscar Labiano, FF/Paramedic Jon Feliciano, Fr. Joe’s Exec. Asst. Gena Mayor, Engr. Brian Clark, Fire Chief Mike Blood, Elf (Mia Carpenter), Mrs. Clause (Bonnie Carpenter), Capt. Jason Clements, Kathie Parish (CFC), Bt. Chief Bill Toon, Capt. Darren Hall, FF/Paramedic Nate Ramos, CFC Co-President Molly Korson, Engr. Eric Hingeley, FF/Paramedic Brian Standing.
Photo: Lamarshell Karnas

The Christmas Toy Drive drop box is located in the front office of the Coronado Fire station (6th Avenue and D Street). The front office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The donations are picked up daily and delivered to Father Joe’s by a group of dedicated volunteers who have supported this wonderful event for 20 years.

For information about membership, please contact MaryLee Goyan at (619) 435-2828.



Lamarshell Karnas
Lamarshell Karnas
Lamarshell joined the team as a reporter in December 2015. She and her family moved to Coronado from Tucson, Arizona in the summer of 2013. She loves the small-town atmosphere here and likes that the community is both diverse and actively engaged. Lamarshell received her B.A. from the University of Arizona in Interdisciplinary Studies (History, Psychology & Communication) and has worked as an events manager for a non-profit organization. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Film Studies with plans to teach and write. She is passionate about watching, writing, and musing about film and feels like she never has enough time to read. In her spare time, she can usually be found doing creative DIY projects around the house, acting as her kids' chauffeur, discussing career paths with her college-age child, and walking her dog, Lola.Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@ecoronado.com
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